The Council seeks to educate the public on media and its performance through such platforms as Public Forums, media round tables as well as through its publications for instance the Media Observer magazine, newspaper supplements and publications on media related issues. The encounters take the form of a debate where media practitioners and people from various sectors in the country are invited to debate topical issues about media conduct and or practice and how these issues have been covered in the media. The public expectations become a benchmark against which media performance is assessed.
The literacy fora also enhance the publics’ understanding of the role of the media, where topical issues relating to media and journalism development in Kenya are discussed.
The country-wide media literacy forums and trainings have enabled the Council identify key challenges facing the media industry while at the same time enabling the Media Council to give feedback in terms of policy briefs and advisories to the Government and other media stakeholders.
Anti- Corruption Efforts
CUSTOMER AND PUBLIC AWARENESS
The Council recognises that corruption can be externally induced hence the need to educate customers and the community about acceptable standards of behavior of MCK staff, customer and community members.
Any attempt by a member of the public to corrupt a MCK staff should be reported to MCK. Customer and public awareness creation will be accomplished through the following:
- Warning signs/posters located in offices where operations may be susceptible to corruption.
- Posters encouraging customers and the public to report any corrupt conduct.
- Issue information of the organisation’s stand on fraud and corruption in procurement documents such tenders, orders, contracts e.t.c that are provided to suppliers of goods and services.
- Availing pamphlets on corruption issued by the Government for public use.